Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Thankful for Blessings - March 16

I love Wednesdays because it is the day I join my special friend, Judy, in this thankful meme at her inspiring blog, A Thankful Woman's Book of Blessings. In this meme we give thanks for the five things we are most thankful for this past week and then link to Judy's blog. Be sure to also check out her website when you visit! Thank you, Judy, for helping me keep an attitude of gratitude!
Some of my blessings this week -
1. I was so blessed this week to be able to hear Wayne Weible speak about Medjugorje and his conversion experience. Truly a beautiful gift this first week of Lent.
2. I am so thankful for my job and for the opportunity to work at a church office. This week has been tough so far - internet having fits. Agh! So I worked at home Tuesday so I could get the weekly bulletin done. That was a different experience!
3. I am so thankful for my husband and for his sense of humor, his love for God and his love for me. His love and God's love changed my life.
4. I am thankful for my family, for all my children and grandchildren  and stepchildren. My youngest grandson is turning 9 months old this week! Time goes by so fast. I told my son, next thing you know he will be graduating from high school! I don't think my comment was appreciated (lol).
5. I have been enjoying audiobooks these days. I play them in the car and it makes my 40 minute commute go by a lot faster!
What are some of your blessings?


Jean Wise said...

I love it that you found a blessing even with Internet troubles. How neat! May the Lord shower you with even more blessings!

munchesmom said...

Great list! I esp. love #3 & I can relate. My DH has been such a wonderful inspiration in my faith growth. And yes, the last 9 months have gone so fast! I remember you anxiously awaiting your grandson's birth last year.

Mary333 said...

Years ago I read a book about Medjugorje written by Wayne Weible and it was wonderful! There is a lot of anti Medjugorje sentiments out there right now though I'm not quite sure why. You would think folks would be THRILLED by the number of people who have been converted by visiting there or even hearing and reading about it. My mother went there in the late eighties and had nothing but wonderful things to say about the place. It changed her a lot.

Your grandson is about to become very mobile ;) I love when they start crawling! God bless you, Colleen!

rox said...

I always thought I'd love to have job of cleaning the church ☺ or the cemetery ! Colleen I was so very thankful today for my dh & children too and most of all that our children are safe from abuse .It is a true & real blessing .
I'm going to take a peek at your lenten book offering .
Thanks so much Colleen
lov rox

Colleen said...

Jean, I really try to find blessings in everything, with God's grace. I can so easily be the other way. Thanks for the blessing!

munchesmom, I know! I try to live for today. It goes so fast. Glad you love #3. Me too. :)

Mary, I warned my dil that crawling means mobility and that is when the fun begins! lol
When it comes to Medjugorje, I always say - judge the tree by its fruit. There is so much good fruit that has come out of there for past 29 plus years! And now the Vatican is actually looking into it which does not usually happen til the apparitions are over. Even Pope John Paul II went!

Rox, thank you! Yes, I thank God everyday that we broke the chain of abuse. We are blessed! God bless!

Ruth said...

Thank you for sharing you list.I'm blessed reading it. It makes me expand my list more.


Colleen said...

Ruth, thanks so much! God bless!

Owner of Homeschool Faith and Family Life Website said...

Your blessings always make me smile.
Like Munchesmom, it seems like yesterday to me that we were all staying near our computers to catch the announcement of Landan's birth!
And now, he's graduating high school...OOPS, I mean turning 9 months old...ha ha...that was a little dig on your son, there:)
As for Medjugorje, I too, know people whose lives were greatly changed for the better after visiting there in the 80's...I think the hesitations are due to some of the controversies that have arisen since then...namely, the actions and behaviors of some of the "seers"; as well as some defiance of a Bishop or pastor?
Not sure of the details. I trust that our Mother Church, in Her wisdom, will bring us enlightenment on this as She always does...I am glad to hear that the Vatican is getting involved.
And, I must end my comment by saying how much I admire you, Rox, and the others who have courageously clung to Christ and risen above the haunting sufferings of their past to END abuse and start new lives of JOY in HIM...Praise God for your healing and THANK YOU for being such wonderful examples of charity, forgiveness, compassion, and perseverance in our lives.

Colleen said...

Judy, I did not know any of that about Medjugorje. As you say, it is good that the Vatican is involved now and we will wait to see what happens!
I love the dig at my son. LOL. We know how he feels about time going by too fast!!
Thank you for your beautiful comment about Rox and me and other survivors. It is friends like you that God sends us to keep us going!

therese rita said...

1. Grateful that I can go to any Mass I want at any church I want without the gov't telling me I can't!
2. Grateful that the Women's Conference, led by my son this wk, was such a success (850 participants).
3. Grateful for the crosses in my life. Getting to know St Paul of the Cross has helped alot with this one!
4. Grateful for not one but two jobs!
5. Grateful that, after 2000 years of non-stop persecutions, the Lord still found a way to come to me in Holy Communion thru the Church He started!

Eileen @ Ordained Praise said...

Wonderful list! I don't hear much about Medjugorie anymore. Thank you for bringing this to my attention. The Blessed Mother is a profound catalyst for advancing God's love!

Colleen said...

therese rita, thanks for sharing your list with us! Beautiful list. #5 is my favorite.

Eileen, yes, she is! Wayne Weible said he does not think Mary will appearing there much longer.